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How To Beat Procrastination (backed by science)

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It doesn't really matter why you procrastinate. Some love the pressure of deadlines. Some are afraid to fail so they put it off until the very last moment.

One thing that all procrastinators have in common is that procrastination has a price.

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Distractions, other ideas, other opportunities, failure, negative self-talk, etc, would get in the way.

And the results are always the same: You never get anything done.

To me, the key finding from the study by Dianne Tice and Roy Baumeister is this:

"The present evidence sug...

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Distractions, other ideas, other opportunities, failure, negative self-talk, etc, would get in the way.

And the results are always the same: You never get anything done.

To me, the key finding from the study by Dianne Tice and Roy Baumeister is this:

Self-regulation, self-con...

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If you're a procrastinator, you can't help but delay work. And that's true for the small and big tasks.

Sure, everybody fears to step outside of their comfort zone - that's why we call them comfort zones. It takes courage to make a bold move.

But it sure doesn't take any co...

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Then, you think: I might as well watch one episode of Game Of Thrones. Then, a video on YouTube-and then another one. Then, a little bit of Instagram browsing. And so forth.

It always ends with a bang: "This is the last time I'm wasting my time! "

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The fact is that, if you want to get things done, you need rules.

What are some things that research proved to be effective?

  • Self-imposed deadlines.
  • Accountability systems (commitment with friends, or a coach).

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The deadlines create urgency, accountability will create responsibility, working in intervals improves your focus, exercising will give you more energy, so does a healthy diet, and eliminating distractions will take away the temptations.

But there's no system that can help you if you don't...

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